Terabase Energy Founding Team
(From left to right): Amine Berrada, Dan Cohen, Matt Campbell, Thang Le, Chris Baker and Pierre Gousseland
The core of our team has been in solar since the mid 2000s and led development and construction of some the earliest, and most complex, large utility-scale projects in the world like California Valley Solar Ranch (312 MWp) and Solar Star I and II (747 MWp).
Since then, the Terabase team has been involved in every aspect of PV power plants from origination and project development to product development, technology optimization, engineering, procurement, construction, equipment manufacturing, and O&M.
Today, we bring all of that cross functional experience together in a coordinated effort, whether to launch innovative products into the marketplace or to offer thoughtful solutions to our consulting and engineering clients.
Matt runs day-to-day operations at Terabase and drives the organization’s overall strategy. In 15 years at SunPower, Matt held roles in project development, product development, manufacturing, M&A, JV formation and operations. His experience spans more than 200 projects in 20 countries representing over $10B of project investment. Prior to SunPower, Matt worked in the VC, software and semi-conductor industries. He holds a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
EVP, Plant Operational Technology
Mahesh leads Terabase’s new operational technology group, delivering SCADA, controls and related solutions for solar and hybrid fuel source systems. Prior to Terabase, Mahesh co-founded REPlantSolutions which provided advanced solar plant technologies and know-how developed at First Solar. He led utility-scale solar R&D and grid integration at First Solar for nearly a decade. With his prior experience at GE, he brings years of advanced technology, engineering and product expertise in the energy sector. Mahesh holds M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Cornell University.
VP, Project Management & Engineering, Co-Founder
Thang manages projects and engineering operations at Terabase. He is an engineer with skills in systems engineering, project management, development engineering, technology, and software development in renewable energy and real estate. At SunPower, Thang directed the engineering and fulfillment of the largest single-axis tracker project in Vietnam. He previously ran SunPower’s global design engineering team. A native Vietnamese speaker, Thang has two degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Product Development Project Manager
Giovanni manages our digital platform and our software development team. Previously at SunPower and Solarworld America, Giovanni held roles in project design and project management delivering more than 1 GW in solar design. Prior to his time in solar in USA, he held engineering roles in Europe developing, designing, managing and commissioning power plants and infrastructure projects. He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, in Italy.
Sr. Design Engineer
Carol creates designs for projects from early stages of the project life cycle to detailed engineering for construction. Previously, she was a design team lead at Altna Energy and spent 7 years as a Design Engineer at SunPower. Carol holds a Civil Engineering degree from Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
Arden is a seasoned finance and accounting professional with more than 10 years experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliation and general accounting across multinational companies in the Philippines, most recently as a Senior Financial Analyst at Western Digital - Global Shared Services Center. Arden holds a BS Accountancy degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from San Pedro College.
Director, Project Engineering
With over 20 years of electric power systems experience in transmission, large-scale solar and energy storage, Jason leads project engineering at Terabase. Prior to joining Terabase, Jason served as an energy consultant at Arup, VP of Product at HST Solar and Manager of Project Electrical Engineering at SunPower. Jason is a licensed professional electrical engineer with a BS degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA from University of New Orleans.
Reuben de Pano
Reuben is an experienced project engineer and designer. At Terabase, he ensures that all aspects of project documentation and communication flow smoothly. Prior to Terabase, he was a Project Engineer at Beacon Energy Solutions in Dubai and a Senior Design Engineer with SunPower. Reuben holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Mapua University in Manila, Philippines.
Claude is an experienced design engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the solar industry. Previously, he was an assistant design team lead at Altna Energy. Claude is a licensed mechanical engineer and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bicol University in the Philippines.
Sr. Manager, Power Plant Controls and SCADA Systems
Brandon leads the Power Plant Controls and SCADA Systems team for solar and hybrid fuel source systems. Prior to Terabase, Brandon worked at REPlantSolutions. He has helped bring close to 2 Gigawatts of utility-scale solar power to the grid across the United States and around the globe. Brandon is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Technology and a MBA.
Hanz has more than 7 years of design experience in the solar industry. Prior to Terabase, she was a Senior Design Engineer on the Commercial & Industrial design team at SunPower and a Project Manager at Australian Energy Upgrades. Hanz holds a degree in Electronic Communication Engineering from the Technological University of the Philippines in Ermita, Manila.
Principal Design Engineer
Romeo brings over thirteen years of solar PV design experience in large-scale, ground-mount and commercial rooftop and carport system design. Romeo has spent over a decade at SunPower where he was formerly a Sr. Project Design Manager. In his teen years, Romeo committed to learning his native tongues, and is comfortable with both Tagalog and Ilocano. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Technology from California Maritime Academy and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.
EVP, Corporate & Business Development, Co-Founder
Chris runs Terabase's Corporate and Business Development functions. Prior to Terabase, Chris built and led project development teams at Silicon Ranch, FRV and SunPower, delivering more than 2 GW of projects in North America, Europe and Australia, including the CVSR (312 MW) and Solar Star (747 MW) projects. Chris previously held corporate development and strategy roles at SunPower and McKinsey & Co. In addition to the U.S., Chris has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and holds degrees from Harvard and UC Berkeley.
VP, Terabase Platform, Co-Founder
Amine directs Terabase’s digital platform, a GIS-based AI tool to optimize the development and engineering of large solar projects. Previously, Amine developed more than 700 MW of solar projects for Nareva in the Middle East and North Africa. He also held prior roles at SunPower in product management and product development. A native Arabic and French speaker, Amine’s international experience spans North America, China, the Middle East and Africa. Amine holds a BA degree from UC Berkeley and two Master’s degrees from MIT.
Allan leads the software team at Terabase. Prior to Terabase, he co-founded BrightBox Technologies, a machine-learning startup focused on developing software products to optimize large complex physical systems. After BrightBox was acquired by Nextracker in 2016, Allan led the development of the TrueCapture solar power plant optimization product as VP, Software. Allan is also a licensed mechanical engineer and has spent his career focusing on clean energy and addressing global climate change.
Head of Sales, Australia
John is in charge of Sales efforts in Australia, including both equipment and services revenue. As an adept and hands-on Account Director, he is dedicated to supporting customers from project conception to plant commissioning. Prior to Terabase, John was the Regional Manager with Array Technologies (ATI) for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He has also worked at SunEdison. John is a British National with a B.A. from Durham University in England.
Sr. Design Engineer
JP is responsible for delivering engineering products for Terabase Platform customers. Previously, he was a design team lead at Altna Energy and spent 5 years as a Design Engineer at SunPower. JP holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Technological Research for Advanced Computer Education (TRACE) College in the Philippines.
Annjanssen is a proficient accountant with 7 years of work experience at several multinational companies, including most recently at Teekay Business Process Services. Skilled in operations financial reporting and analysis, bank reconciliation, cost allocation, expense management and general accounting, Annjanssen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Johann is an experienced mechanical design engineer who has developed a wide array of solar mounting hardware for residential and commercial applications. Prior to Terabase he was on the design teams for the Tesla Solar Roof, Ojjo foundation system, and Zep ZS Ramp commercial flat roof system, among others. Johann holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.
A licensed electrical engineer, Raymond supports utility power plan project electrical engineering. Prior to Terabase, he was an Electrical Engineer at Bin Jarallah Group, a construction company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Raymond is a graduate of the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
Mechanical Engineering and Design Associate
Pior to this role, Sarika interned at Hewlett Packard, doing mechanical engineering tooling design and optimization and at Terabase doing UI and marketing design. She is a currently on hiatus from the University of California, Davis, where she is completing a mechanical engineering and design degree. Sarika also previously established her own firm doing logo, brand and packaging design.
Business Development Manager – Middle East
Mira has 7+ years of experience in renewable energy in the MENA region. Previously, she held both technical and commercial roles at Enviromena. Mira speaks fluent Arabic, French, and English and is currently learning Spanish. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.
Long is an electrical engineer with experience working on both energy and automation projects. Prior to joining Terabase, Long worked at Vestas Australia and was focused on Balance of Plant and SCADA Systems. A native Vietnamese speaker, Long holds a first class honor BE degree from RMIT University, Australia.
Sr. Project Manager & Civil Engineer
Dillon brings nearly 15 years of civil site design, grading and drainage, and stormwater management to his role at Terabase. He has managed several multi-discipline projects in complex environments, from the planning stage to final design; delivering reports, construction documents, and estimates of probable construction costs. Serving both internal and external clients, Dillon’s prior roles as quality manager brings value to Terabase and its work products. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.
EVP, Technology & Operations, Co-Founder
Dan is in charge of technology and operations. Previously Dan ramped a manufacturing JV in Asia to 1.2 GW within a year and developed next gen bifacial panel and tracker technology at SunPower. A business executive and engineer, Dan’s 20+ years of experience spans energy & aerospace, engineering, product development, R&D, strategy, commercialization, M&A and JVs. Dan has a BSc. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s from Penn State University.
VP, Business Development & Partnerships, Co-Founder
Pierre is responsible for business development and Terabase’s strategic partnerships. Previously at SunPower, Pierre led global sales and development engineering for the Power Plant business unit and oversaw the procurement and construction of the 747 MW Solar Star project. A French national with a background in engineering, Pierre has worked for SunPower, Total and EY on renewable energy development since 2007 across EMEA, North America and Australia. He holds Master’s degrees from both the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile and MINES ParisTech.
VP, Plant Operational Technology
Rajni leads Plant Controls Product Management for Terabase’s new Operational Technology group, delivering SCADA, controls and related solutions for solar and hybrid fuel source systems. Previously, Rajni co-founded REPlantSolutions which provided advanced solar plant technologies and know-how developed at First Solar. He led Controls and Hybrid Technologies teams at First Solar and GE for more than a decade. He has authored 27 papers and appears on 39 patents. Rajni has a B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur, and a M.S. & Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Julien is an experienced Project Engineer, specializing in the design and engineering of complex utility scale solar power plants. Prior to joining Terabase, he was a Senior Design Engineer at SunPower. Julien also founded and runs the educational history documentary production company, Invicta. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Product Design Engineer
Avi strives to blend solar development best practices with cutting edge computing to automate cost estimation, financial modelling and optimization. He recently moved to California from Michigan where he studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University and was a design engineer on the Solar Race Team. Prior to Terabase, he worked on the renewable energy O&M team at DTE Energy and at First Solar, in both product management and performance engineering roles.
Sr. Industrial Engineer
Brian brings his design and production experience to Terabase to optimize utility-scale PV deployment. Previously, he designed and produced trackers with Idealab and Energy Innovations for both PV and for solar thermal applications. At eSolar, he helped design and bring through production dual-axis tracking systems for utility-scale plants that he helped to deploy in Southern California and in India. Brian holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
"T" is an experienced mechanical engineer skilled in product development and project management, with technical knowledge and hands-on experience in fabrication, manufacturing and electrical controls. He has a demonstrated track record of rapidly turning concepts into commercial products. Tianyu was previously in a management role at Elgin Separation Solutions. Tianyu is a native Mandarin speaker and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Sr. Industrial Engineer
With 20 years’ experience in lean manufacturing and product development, Adam is responsible for optimizing the assembly and deployment of utility scale PV equipment for Terabase. Previously, Adam held key leadership positions scaling R&D and manufacturing operations at DMG Mori in Davis and Siemens Rolling Stock in Sacramento. Adam is a licensed professional engineer with an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Jeff's 13+ years of experience spans Energy, Product and Process Development, R&D, Microgrid, PV C&I installation and IT. He is responsible for Project Management of Control and Measurement solutions. Previously, Jeff led the New Product Introduction team at SunPower, scaling 800 MW of manufacturing lines in Asia and North America. Jeff holds a BS electrical engineering degree from Batangas State University in the Philippines. He is also a PMI-PMP and AGILE PM practitioner.
Project Executive, EPC
Geoffrey manages a 500 MWp EPC project in Indiana on behalf of its customer. In his 10 years in EPC construction and project management, Geoffrey has built over 2 GWAC of solar in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah primarily with First Solar. Prior to Terabase, Geoffrey owned his own EPC Project Execution consultancy and has an MBA and Master of Science in counseling. A lifelong Liverpool FC fan, Geoffrey and his wife have four kids and firmly believe- “You Never Walk Alone!”
Staff Software Engineer
Upadhi recently graduated from UC Berkeley with her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Energy and Climate and also earned a certificate in Applied Data Science. Her work to date has focused on research studies at UC Berkeley and the Indian Institute of Technology where she was an undergraduate.
Senior SCADA Engineer
Ira brings over five years of technical support, programming, and design as a high-performance Electrical Controls Engineer. Prior to joining Terabase, Ira was an integral part of First Solar’s startup and global rollout of the Series 6 ARC module. Ira is a Detroit, Michigan native and a graduate of the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology and Management.